206th Engineer Battalion Archive

  • By Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office OWENSBORO, Ky. – A pair of Kentucky Guardsmen are being hailed as heroes after saving the life of an elderly man Feb. 27 in Owensboro, Ky. Spcs. Casey Brandle and Justin Stinnett, both with the 206th Engineer Battalion, are credited with pulling 87-year-old David Hamilton from his vehicle after he lost control and drove into floodwaters, trapping him inside. “The Army taught us Selfless Service,” said Stinnett. “And what was going through my mind was how Mr. Hamilton has a family and how we each have our own… and […]

    Selfless service drives Soldiers to heroic rescue

    By Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office OWENSBORO, Ky. – A pair of Kentucky Guardsmen are being hailed as heroes after saving the life of an elderly man Feb. 27 in Owensboro, Ky. Spcs. Casey Brandle and Justin Stinnett, both with the 206th Engineer Battalion, are credited with pulling 87-year-old David Hamilton from his vehicle after he lost control and drove into floodwaters, trapping him inside. “The Army taught us Selfless Service,” said Stinnett. “And what was going through my mind was how Mr. Hamilton has a family and how we each have our own… and […]

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  • By Capt. Josh Daugherty, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. – The noise of engines humming and the beeping sounds from equipment backing up filled the ears. In the distance, dust could be seen as it was stirred up by something big enough to make the ground shake under foot, and the smell of diesel fuel and exhaust floated through the trees. All signs paying testament to the work being performed as Kentucky Guardsmen with the 206th Engineer Battalion work to improve roads and parking areas at the Active Heroes Retreat in Shepherdsville, Ky. Active Heroes, a charity for military […]

    Kentucky engineers get unique opportunity to support DoD program

    By Capt. Josh Daugherty, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. – The noise of engines humming and the beeping sounds from equipment backing up filled the ears. In the distance, dust could be seen as it was stirred up by something big enough to make the ground shake under foot, and the smell of diesel fuel and exhaust floated through the trees. All signs paying testament to the work being performed as Kentucky Guardsmen with the 206th Engineer Battalion work to improve roads and parking areas at the Active Heroes Retreat in Shepherdsville, Ky. Active Heroes, a charity for military […]

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  • Commentary by Capt. Matthew Riley, 761st Firefighting Team Commanding an Army National Guard Fire Fighting Detachment is a unique opportunity for any officer.  Subsequent to a realignment within the 761st Engineer Detachment Firefighting Team in late 2015, the commander position changed from a warrant officer position to that of a captain. I admit that when I received a call from my battalion commander telling me I was being moved from my command of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 206th Engineer Battalion to the 761st I was not thrilled.  I had no experience in the field of firefighting and had already strategized […]

    Fighting fire with collaboration

    Commentary by Capt. Matthew Riley, 761st Firefighting Team Commanding an Army National Guard Fire Fighting Detachment is a unique opportunity for any officer.  Subsequent to a realignment within the 761st Engineer Detachment Firefighting Team in late 2015, the commander position changed from a warrant officer position to that of a captain. I admit that when I received a call from my battalion commander telling me I was being moved from my command of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 206th Engineer Battalion to the 761st I was not thrilled.  I had no experience in the field of firefighting and had already strategized […]

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  • Story by Sgt. Sandra K. Fariss, 206th Engineer Battalion ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — On Oct. 18, 2014 Maj. James B. Richmond, 206th Engineer Battalion Commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Vince Matteini uncased the new 2061st Multi-Role Bridge Company guidon at the Elizabethtown Armory. The guidon was then passed to Capt. Sean Higgs, who assumed command of the unit. The 2061st will be headquartered in the new Burlington Readiness Center with a detachment in Elizabethtown, Ky. The unit is a rare one that can conduct both wet and dry gap crossings in support of mobility operations. Its capabilities are critical to both […]

    Engineer bridge mission returns to Kentucky

    Story by Sgt. Sandra K. Fariss, 206th Engineer Battalion ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — On Oct. 18, 2014 Maj. James B. Richmond, 206th Engineer Battalion Commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Vince Matteini uncased the new 2061st Multi-Role Bridge Company guidon at the Elizabethtown Armory. The guidon was then passed to Capt. Sean Higgs, who assumed command of the unit. The 2061st will be headquartered in the new Burlington Readiness Center with a detachment in Elizabethtown, Ky. The unit is a rare one that can conduct both wet and dry gap crossings in support of mobility operations. Its capabilities are critical to both […]

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  • Story by Chief Warrant Officer Greg Scott, 206th Engineer Battalion GREENVILLE, Ky. — In a unique reversal of roll-over training, Soldiers with the 206th Forward Support Company practiced their recovery skills on intentionally overturned vehicles at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky May 10-24. As part of the unit’s annual training, the 206th Engineer Battalion was looking for ways to give the 206th’s maintenance and recovery section the best and most realistic training they could provide. After a few ideas had been discussed, the idea of roll-over recovery training was decided on. What better way to get this type of training […]

    Kentucky Soldiers add realism to vehicle recovery training

    Story by Chief Warrant Officer Greg Scott, 206th Engineer Battalion GREENVILLE, Ky. — In a unique reversal of roll-over training, Soldiers with the 206th Forward Support Company practiced their recovery skills on intentionally overturned vehicles at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky May 10-24. As part of the unit’s annual training, the 206th Engineer Battalion was looking for ways to give the 206th’s maintenance and recovery section the best and most realistic training they could provide. After a few ideas had been discussed, the idea of roll-over recovery training was decided on. What better way to get this type of training […]

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  • Story and photos by Sgt. Sandra Fariss, 206th Engineer Battalion Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative NOTE:  Each week kentuckyguard.com publishes stories by or about Kentucky National Guard unit public affairs historian representatives, also known as UPAHRs.  This is an additional duty taken on by a Soldier or Airmen with the intent of telling their unit’s story.  This is one such story …. GREENVILLE, Ky. –For the first time in their history, the 206th Engineer Battalion, based in Owensboro, Ky., and the 201st Engineer Battalion from Ashland, Ky., joined forces at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Greenville, Ky., for their annual training […]

    Kentucky Engineers join forces for new construction at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center

    Story and photos by Sgt. Sandra Fariss, 206th Engineer Battalion Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative NOTE:  Each week kentuckyguard.com publishes stories by or about Kentucky National Guard unit public affairs historian representatives, also known as UPAHRs.  This is an additional duty taken on by a Soldier or Airmen with the intent of telling their unit’s story.  This is one such story …. GREENVILLE, Ky. –For the first time in their history, the 206th Engineer Battalion, based in Owensboro, Ky., and the 201st Engineer Battalion from Ashland, Ky., joined forces at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Greenville, Ky., for their annual training […]

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  • Story by Spc. Marty W. Herndon, Unit Public Affairs, Historian Representative, Det 1-1123rd Sapper Co. NOTE:  Each week kentuckyguard.com publishes stories by or about Kentucky National Guard unit public affairs historian representatives, also known as UPAHRs.  This is an additional duty taken on by a Soldier or Airmen with the intent of telling their unit’s story.  This is one such story …. GREENVILLE, Ky. — Soldiers from the 206th Engineer Battalion and 1123rd Sapper Company conducted the first test fires of demolitions at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, April 3-5, 2012.  The test included 1-10 lb charge, 1-25 lb charge and […]

    Kentucky combat engineers validate new demolition range

    Story by Spc. Marty W. Herndon, Unit Public Affairs, Historian Representative, Det 1-1123rd Sapper Co. NOTE:  Each week kentuckyguard.com publishes stories by or about Kentucky National Guard unit public affairs historian representatives, also known as UPAHRs.  This is an additional duty taken on by a Soldier or Airmen with the intent of telling their unit’s story.  This is one such story …. GREENVILLE, Ky. — Soldiers from the 206th Engineer Battalion and 1123rd Sapper Company conducted the first test fires of demolitions at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, April 3-5, 2012.  The test included 1-10 lb charge, 1-25 lb charge and […]

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  • Story by David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Photos by Tech. Sgt. Jason Ketterer,  Kentucky National Guard J6 Visual Information Click here to read the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer story. Click here to see the WFIE video story. Click here to see more photos from this story. OWENSBORO, Ky. — With just days away from the ribbon cutting of the new Kentucky National Guard Readiness Center in Owensboro, officials gave a sneak preview of the facility to local media. The $14 million facility, built on land adjacent to the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport, is the Kentucky Guard’s flagship readiness center in the […]

    Sneak preview: The new Kentucky National Guard Readiness Center in Owensboro

    Story by David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Photos by Tech. Sgt. Jason Ketterer,  Kentucky National Guard J6 Visual Information Click here to read the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer story. Click here to see the WFIE video story. Click here to see more photos from this story. OWENSBORO, Ky. — With just days away from the ribbon cutting of the new Kentucky National Guard Readiness Center in Owensboro, officials gave a sneak preview of the facility to local media. The $14 million facility, built on land adjacent to the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport, is the Kentucky Guard’s flagship readiness center in the […]

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  • dwa Story by Sgt. Sandra Fariss, 206th Engineer Battalion Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative NOTE:  Each week kentuckyguard.com publishes stories by Kentucky National Guard unit public affairs historian representatives, also known as UPAHRs.  This is an additional duty taken on by a Soldier or Airmen with the intent of telling their unit’s story.  This is one such story …. OWENSBORO, Ky. — On August 14th, 2011 in a ceremony on the lawn of the Owensboro Armory, the 206th Engineer Battalion had the honor of presenting the Purple Heart to Mr. James Christian. A life-long resident of Owensboro, Christian served on the front […]

    206th Engineer Battalion presents Purple Heart to Korean War veteran

    dwa Story by Sgt. Sandra Fariss, 206th Engineer Battalion Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative NOTE:  Each week kentuckyguard.com publishes stories by Kentucky National Guard unit public affairs historian representatives, also known as UPAHRs.  This is an additional duty taken on by a Soldier or Airmen with the intent of telling their unit’s story.  This is one such story …. OWENSBORO, Ky. — On August 14th, 2011 in a ceremony on the lawn of the Owensboro Armory, the 206th Engineer Battalion had the honor of presenting the Purple Heart to Mr. James Christian. A life-long resident of Owensboro, Christian served on the front […]

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